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Civil Cafe: Online Education - What Have We Learned? - Shared screen with speaker view
Josh Reppun
15:27
Aloha everyone, I am Josh Reppun, host of the What School Could Be in Hawaiʻi podcast, at MLTSinHawaii.com.
Civil Beat Events
16:43
Thank you all for being here!
Civil Beat Events
16:55
Please feel free to add your questions here
Civil Beat Events
19:41
Janice - i wonder if it’s your headphones?
MEllsworth
21:37
Seuvon, fourth quarter is not a good indication as to participation or access rates because engagement online during fourth quarter was completely optional.
Lauren Moriarty
29:30
What is something that worked well during this period and should be adopted going forward?
Amanda Kaahanui - SPIN
29:32
in the high schools, once students found out 4th quarter wasn't graded, many of them checked out.
Amanda Kaahanui - SPIN
30:09
Our school used enrichment as an opportunity to improve the students final grade.
Cindy
33:22
I agree. Enrichment only was the fairest thing to do even though my most of my students stopped doing work, even AP students.
Amanda Kaahanui - SPIN
35:30
I feel the biggest challenge was a lack of state guidance. Every school, even teachers in the same school, did something different.
Lisa Mireles
37:50
@Amanda I understand that but I also appreciated the flexibility provided to schools to address the challenge in a way that made sense to their community.
Sheldon Tawata
38:53
@Amanda I was wondering about that. It seemed that consistency across schools, and in some cases, within schools, was an issue.
Natalie
40:47
@Amanda totally agree. we would wonder why our school hadn't done anything online yet, when other schools seemed to be off and running. and I wonder if it'll be more of the same this coming year.
Natalie
41:59
Deborah's comments are spot on.
Amanda Kaahanui - SPIN
42:39
YES! Deborah!
MEllsworth
42:52
Can we all understand that a teacher's formal training did not necessarily include online/distance learning, especially veteran teachers!
Sheldon Tawata
43:01
How are social services involved? A student shared that she had to work almost full-time when classes went online.
MEllsworth
44:03
The equity issues have always been there. It's just that they are more obvious now.
Cindy
45:13
My most engaged class was my newspaper class because we had to put out a product.
Lauren Moriarty
50:00
What you assess is what people pay attention to. So, for the fall, when we’ll still be very much in a learning mode, what are the top three most important indicators we should be watching? Kevin said for his students they decided the most important skill was literacy. All of the panelists listed participation rates as especially important. Are those two of the three?
MEllsworth
50:26
Um, the HI DOH said only THREE feet of social distancing (unless students are not facing each other) which is highly questionable as SAFE.
Lisa Mireles
50:29
Yes Kevin!
Bea
50:31
There needs to be more funding coming down from the DOE to fund the mandates that are coming to the school such as 1-1 devices, fall screening assessments for all students, time and professional development for teachers to be able to manage multiple modes of instruction.
MEllsworth
51:28
Correction: 3 feet if students are not facing each other
Native Hawaiian Education Council
51:45
Iʻm going to boost @Laurenʻs 2nd question on assessment (great question!)
Sheldon Tawata
51:48
It was shared to me that only 12 kids per bus.
L Elento
54:56
My child attended HTA in its early years. Hybrid/online Charter schools should be required to share and teach the DOE staff what works.
L Elento
55:07
HTA had put together parent training sessions at the beginning of the year.
Josh Reppun
58:07
The secret sauce at HTA is the “parent coach,” the partner who makes blended learning work. I agree, this would be a moment for the DOE to reach out to HTA as a resource, as a coach to DOE faculty who are moving rapidly into a more/less blended paradigm.
Amanda Kaahanui - SPIN
58:33
Right! I've got a kid whose health is fragile. I cannot send him to school during a pandemic. He wants to go to school, but cannot risk his health.
Josh Reppun
01:00:40
Right. This would be the moment when the State of Hawaiʻi, not just the DOE, invested in blended learning, along with an investment in project-based, challenge-based, problem-based learning. Let’s get K-12 kids involved in solving critical issues in synchronous/asynchronous blended learning settings. Let’s make this our greatest “public works project,” a model to the nation.
MEllsworth
01:01:45
Very true, Suevon, but reimagining education (especially online delivery and curriculum adjustments) takes time and planning. Not all teachers are working on planning for next year when no specifics have been announced by HIDOE yet. Also, if teachers are expected to physically be in class but they have many online or doing packets, when are teachers supposed to attend to
Amanda Kaahanui - SPIN
01:01:59
@Josh - YES! A perfect time to make a change!
MEllsworth
01:02:09
… the rest of the students...
susanrocco
01:03:14
Wonderful point, Deborah.
Jo Ann
01:04:30
Yes, wifi should be like water and electricity.
Lisa Mireles
01:04:32
It seems that if we find out which parents want onsite and which want online, we could assign teachers to the different groups so they only work with one of the groups during the year. We could assign our more tech savvy teachers to the online students.
Derek Minakami
01:04:34
Eo Janice - WIFI should be a public utility, accessible to all
Sheldon Tawata
01:05:50
Thank you Janice.
MEllsworth
01:06:23
Discipline and air flow questions not addressed but no less important to classroom teachers!
Josh Reppun
01:06:41
Question: The elephant in the room is testing, which studies show is the least effective way to evaluate learning. How do we step into the vacuum and create something innovative that increases student engagement?
Lisa Mireles
01:07:40
@josh - this is a great time to move toward performance based assessments and portfolio defenses!!
Josh Reppun
01:08:19
Amen, Janice!!! Thank you!!!
Bea
01:08:38
Many of the issues are compounded once you hit the 7th through 12th grade levels where there are multiple disciplines/teachers for each students. Often large classes 30+ students.
Josh Reppun
01:08:52
Let’s not treat kids as deficits to be “fixed.” ~ Yong Zhao
Linda
01:08:54
This is a great time to encourage DOE to again take a pass on those standardized tests. Cost too much and only tell us what we already know.
Josh Reppun
01:09:18
@Linda Amen, thank you.
Aunty Maile
01:09:20
@Deb. Yes Communication
susanrocco
01:09:43
Absolutely, Janice. All kids need to belong. Must have Universal Design for Learning to allow for more options for student learning and having them demonstrate their knowledge.
MEllsworth
01:10:07
Standardized testing is also racist in origin and purpose, so no better time than now to end these!
Linda
01:11:15
@MEllsworth We must take advantage of this moment in time
Lauren Moriarty
01:13:25
Thank you so much for this program and Civil Beat’s continuing excellent coverage and discussion of education issues.
Josh Reppun
01:14:39
Kawika, you are a very articulate young man. Please come back from American U. and be one of the leaders who lead us into the 2nd decade of the 21st century.
sustainablecoastlineshawaii
01:14:51
Mahalo nui for this incredible webinar!
MEllsworth
01:15:11
I BEGGED my school to put out announcements about the availability of those mental health services during fourth quarters -- to no avail!
Amanda Kaahanui - SPIN
01:15:34
We really need to promote parent - school partnerships.
MEllsworth
01:15:46
GREAT PANEL!!!
Amanda Kaahanui - SPIN
01:15:46
with training for all of us
Kavita Rao
01:15:54
The website schoolvirtually.org addresses some of the issues Kevin and Janice brought up about inclusion and culturally relevant practices and strategies.
Jo Ann
01:16:00
Thank you!
Jackie Jackson
01:16:24
Thank you!
Kawika Pegram
01:16:32
Thank you all for attending!
Sheldon Tawata
01:16:38
Thank you everyone. Kawika, best of luck you. Hope to see you run for President one of these days.
Linda
01:16:44
Thank you so much! Fabulous panelists.
Deborah Bond-Upson
01:17:07
Amen!
Aunty Maile
01:17:13
Mahalo ia kakou
Amanda Kaahanui - SPIN
01:17:21
great program! thank you!
MEllsworth
01:18:00
PLEASE keep the conversations going, Civil Beat! If they don't cut my pay, I might be able to afford donating again like I have in the past before all this uncertainty.
Lisa Mireles
01:18:06
Mahalo nut to the panelists…it was wonderful.
Suevon Lee
01:18:26
Thank you, everyone!